This course will introduce you to some of the ethical issues surrounding information and information technology. Whether you are using information as a researcher or creating information on a social networking site, issues of privacy, reliability, and intellectual property abound. In this course, you will develop the skills to navigate online information responsibly.
Students will be able:
To identify and discuss issues related to privacy and security of information
To identify and discuss issues related to free vs. fee-based access to information
To identify and discuss censorship and freedom of speech
To define and discuss intellectual property, copyright, fair use, plagiarism
To select an appropriate citation style and recognize when citations are needed
To describe how to legally obtain, store, and disseminate text, data, images, or sounds
Course Web Site on ICON: http://icon.uiowa.edu
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Last revised: 07/30/12